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It’s early yet, but the space for irony & humor comes along w the onset of distance & perspective. This photo by @AEdelmanphotoDC just earned a Picture Story Award of Excellence from the @whnpa awards. It was taken during a ride along w Covid first responders in MD March 2020.

Visual themes in the news pix today: Pope’s Iraq visit and so many scenes of the muscle. (@reuterspictures @AFPphoto @AP_Images)

Our latest #ChattingThePictures looks at NASA’s visual savvy & the *old timey* look of the Mars landing. The scene plays the cool factor backward and forward, fully tapping the warm fuzzy feelings of Apollo 11 & one giant step for mankind. Watch now: https://www.readingthepictures.org/2021/03/mars-rover-landing-photo/

Was waiting for CPAC pix from @petersonpixs and he nails it in one: 4 days of cult worship. Even more pop for gender bending & seam seeming nose out of joint.

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Photo: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, via National Science Foundation. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes -- captured an image of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5-billion times that of the Sun.

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